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  • A Happier You in 2022

    A Happier You in 2022

    What's Inside

    ​Looking after our wellbeing is crucial – but it can feel hard to find the time to do this when life gets busy. Here, we showcase some wonderful and simple ways to give yourself a boost, be it by crafting, gardening, getting in touch with your spirituality, and much more!

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  • The Little Book of Seeds from Marshalls

    The Little Book of Seeds from Marshalls

    What's Inside

    ​Founded in the 1940’s, we are the online specialist garden retailer run by gardeners for gardeners with over 450 vegetable and over 300 flower varieties, rest assured you will find something to keep you growing through the year.

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  • The Big Book of Gardening from Marshalls

    The Big Book of Gardening from Marshalls

    What's Inside

    ​Founded in the 1940’s, we are the online specialist garden retailer run by gardeners for gardeners with our Big Book of Gardening we have over 200 new plants, vegetables, and exclusive collections to keep you growing through the year.

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  • Everything You Need to Make Christmas Magical

    Everything You Need to Make Christmas Magical

    What's Inside

    ​DIY decor ideas that will add a festive flourish
    Seasonal projects that make great handmade gifts
    40+ gift ideas from gardening gadgets to beauty buys and self-care saviours

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  • A short history of tomatoes - From ‘Veggie Power’ by Olaf Hajek

    A short history of tomatoes - From ‘Veggie Power’ by Olaf Hajek

    What's Inside

    ​This page is taken from Olaf Hajek Veggie Power, an illustrated garden of vegetable delights that will make even the fussiest of eaters interested in learning about—and tasting—what’s on their plates. For stockists visit www.prestel.com (Olaf Hajek Veggie Power, published by Prestel. Text © Annette Roeder, illustrations © Olaf Hajek)

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  • All Veg, One Bed

    All Veg, One Bed

    What's Inside

    ​All you need to know to grow bumper crops of fruit and veg in any space - yes, really!

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  • Our Family Garden - bird varieties poster

    Our Family Garden - bird varieties poster

    What's Inside

    ​This poster guide offers helpful diagrams of a variety of birds commonly spotted in gardens in the UK and Ireland. You can use the guide with youngsters to spot and tick off the birds you've spotted in the garden, on the allotment or in the park. Then, why not colour in the birds you've spotted?

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  • Interview: Kirsty Ward

    Interview: Kirsty Ward

    What's Inside

    ​We chat to allotmenteer Kirsty Ward about how she’s used gardening therapy to aid her mental health recovery process

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  • Interview: Michelle Jones

    Interview: Michelle Jones

    What's Inside

    ​Take inspiration from RHS Gardening Champion Michelle Jones about how she’s inspiring the next generation of city growers

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  • Project: Make the most of walls and fences

    Project: Make the most of walls and fences

    What's Inside

    ​See walls and fences as additional growing space, with this guide from 'Planting for Butterflies' by Jane Moore (Hardie Grant, out 4th June) Illustrations © James Weston Lewis

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  • Project: Pressed flower frames

    Project: Pressed flower frames

    What's Inside

    ​Create beautiful pressed flower frames from your garden blooms using this project from 'Everlastings' by Bex Partridge (Hardie Grant, available now) Photography © Laura Edwards

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  • Project: Get children gardening

    Project: Get children gardening

    What's Inside

    ​Encourage kids to get gardening with these two fun projects extracted from 'You Can Grow Your Own Food' by Annabelle Padwick (available from 11th June)

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  • How to grow onions

    How to grow onions

    What's Inside

    ​This kitchen staple makes a great addition to your veg garden, follow this step-by-step guide for excellent results!

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  • How to grow potatoes

    How to grow potatoes

    What's Inside

    ​These tasty tubers are a must-grow for most kitchen gardeners – here’s how to get started!

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  • How to grow radishes

    How to grow radishes

    What's Inside

    ​These spicy little roots are perfect for allotment plots, container gardeners and everything between. Get started today – it couldn’t be simpler!

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  • How to grow strawberries

    How to grow strawberries

    What's Inside

    ​These sweet, juicy berries are a real treat come summer time – and now is a great time for you to get them in the ground and start growing!

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  • How to grow tomatoes

    How to grow tomatoes

    What's Inside

    ​A favourite for many veg gardeners, get started with this wonderful crop, and you won’t look back!

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  • Growing under cover

    Growing under cover

    What's Inside

    ​There are plenty of options for gardeners looking to give their crops a little extra protection - we take a look at some of them.

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  • How to grow lettuce

    How to grow lettuce

    What's Inside

    ​Make salad the star of the show with home-grown lettuce leaves

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  • How to grow courgettes

    How to grow courgettes

    What's Inside

    ​Expect generous harvests from this productive plant – your pantry will be overflowing with tasty courgettes

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  • How to grow chillies

    How to grow chillies

    What's Inside

    ​Add a bit of spice to your growing repertoire with these fantastic little fruits – from the superhot, to the mild and flavour-packed

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  • Mixed planting

    Mixed planting

    What's Inside

    ​Mix ornamental and edible crops for a garden that is a feast for both your eyes and your tastebuds!

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  • How to grow carrots

    How to grow carrots

    What's Inside

    ​Crunchy, sweet and nutritious, add carrots to the kitchen garden today

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  • How to grow broccoli

    How to grow broccoli

    What's Inside

    ​Produce plenty of this versatile and vitamin-packed brassica on your plot

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  • How to grow beetroot

    How to grow beetroot

    What's Inside

    ​Get started with these seed clusters and enjoy sweet, earthy bulbs and flavour-packed leaves in your kitchen in no time

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  • How to grow runner beans

    How to grow runner beans

    What's Inside

    ​Keep them well-hydrated and these plants will become a stunning focal point on your allotment plot

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  • Small space growing

    Small space growing

    What's Inside

    ​No garden? No problem! We show you how to grow your own edibles, even if you just have a windowsill.

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  • Planning your plot

    Planning your plot

    What's Inside

    ​Get the best from your growing space with these handy hints and tips

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  • Wildlife and wellbeing

    Wildlife and wellbeing

    What's Inside

    ​Give nature a helping hand, and you will feel the benefits, too!

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  • Simple steps to healthier soil

    Simple steps to healthier soil

    What's Inside

    ​Get the best from your plants by understanding the medium they are growing in – using these three simple steps to test your soil

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  • Smart guide to hydroponics

    Smart guide to hydroponics

    What's Inside

    ​Grow smarter with the help of this guide into making the most of a hydroponics growing system

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  • Project: 5 beautiful and productive plants

    Project: 5 beautiful and productive plants

    What's Inside

    ​We take a look at the plants that look great, and really give you a bang for your buck!

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  • How to attract wildlife to your plot

    How to attract wildlife to your plot

    What's Inside

    ​Create a wildlife-friendly space by working in tune with nature in your garden, and you will find plenty of benefits.

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  • How to create a multipurpose garden

    How to create a multipurpose garden

    What's Inside

    ​Find out how to make your outdoor space as dynamic as possible – with this guide to a garden that works in a multitude of ways

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  • Veg to sow and harvest in June

    Veg to sow and harvest in June

    What's Inside

    ​A list of the top fruit and veg to sow, plant and pick to keep your plot productive during the month of June

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  • Quick guide to pests and diseases

    Quick guide to pests and diseases

    What's Inside

    ​Beat plot pests and problems with this quick look at some of the most common garden foes - and you don’t need chemicals!

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  • How to take cuttings

    How to take cuttings

    What's Inside

    ​Enjoy extra plants for free by taking cuttings from your existing edibles - give it a try!

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  • How to make newspaper pots

    How to make newspaper pots

    What's Inside

    ​Make these simple, biodegradable pots from old newspapers, and earn some eco-gardening points!

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  • Key gardening terms explained

    Key gardening terms explained

    What's Inside

    ​Get to grips with some of the terms and techniques you will hear on your voyage into gardening

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  • How to attract more pollinators

    How to attract more pollinators

    What's Inside

    ​Create a buzz with these five bee-friendly flowers that our little friends will love, and your plot can benefit from too

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